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Old 01-21-06, 04:44 AM
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Need Help With New Mountain Bike

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I've got $1000-$1500 AU to spend on a new mountain bike. I'm looking at freeriding or trail riding. I've looked at the Jamis Komodo 1 & 2 but people say they look like a dirt jumper. I've seen the Diamondback BSX Pro, which is reduced at my LBS to $1,499 AU, and the Norco B Line Shore Freeride. I don't mind going $1500 a bit. What else could you suggest

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What kind of riding do you plan on doing?
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Originally Posted by yuth
I'm looking at freeriding or trail riding.
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Never ever get a Komodo. It's the worst bike I've ever tried. Give a little more information on your riding type.

Does this tickle your fancy?
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I'm sure that word is used in your vocabulary a lot along with many more one syllable words. There is a big difference in freeriding and trail riding.I was wondering which would be the main use for the bike.
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I'm sure that word is used in your vocabulary a lot along with many more one syllable words. There is a big difference in freeriding and trail riding.I was wondering which would be the main use for the bike.
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Mtnbiker66 is right, what is trail riding anyway? Like BMX for adults or like trail running with bikes?
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trail ridding is like all mountain but with more of an xc-ish hint to it. all mountain is between xc and freeriding, pretty much you can ride almost anything on an all mountain bike.
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Oh ok, - Have you checked out the Trek Fuels? They seem pretty sweet, kinda like a long travel xc racer. Bought my father a Fuel 90 all XT w/discs for like 1300 USD
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Yeah,

I plan to do some freeriding and trail. There's a few places outback in South Australia, but nothing like Canada's Northshore
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May I suggest the GT Avalanche range. They are cheap, excellent running gear, and look really nice too... I've had two 0.5's (a 2004 & 2005). With your your budget you can go top of the range too... always satisfying. I abused both of mine pretty badly in both the bush and the burbs, with regular maintenance they never skipped a beat. Check em out...
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I checked them 0.5 Avalanche out on the website, and they looked pretty good. Are the frames pretty strong, because I saw that GT had a recall on some frames, and although that was a few years ago, I want to find out.
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